A World with No Christians

There are many in the world these days who would like to silence Christians or get rid of them entirely. Some are Islamic or other religious fundamentalists who see Christianity as a threat to their power or influence, like the Pharisees or Romans in Jesus’ day. Others are offended by the exclusive claims of theContinue reading “A World with No Christians”

Not Walking in Craftiness

This year I decided to walk again through Oswald Chambers’ devotional masterpiece, My Utmost for His Highest. It is consistently both inspiring and convicting in this season of walking ever closer to the Lord. I’ve read these messages many times in past years, but this time I see them in a new way. They speakContinue reading “Not Walking in Craftiness”

Blindness and Sight

I entered this world to render judgment—to give sight to the blind and to show those who think they see that they are blind.”    (Jn 9:39) As in many of the gospel narratives, John 9 involves a very mixed and conflicted cast of characters. First, there is Jesus. He has come from a fiery, provocative discussionContinue reading “Blindness and Sight”

Good Things to Pray For

Scripture tells us that it’s a very good thing we have been connected to heaven by Holy Spirit because Holy Spirit makes intercession for us when we don’t know how to pray (Rom. 8:26). Sometimes all we have are “wordless groans,” and yet, heaven hears them because of the Spirit’s interpretation. This is a greatContinue reading “Good Things to Pray For”